sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : B14s Fly at the Holt Tide Ride

B14s Fly at the Holt Tide Ride

'HOLT Tide Ride 2008 - B14'    Photoblink.co.uk

The B14 circus arrived trekked down to HISC for the weekends games, and what a weekend we had. Firstly entertained by the unfortunate RS800 demolition derby on the Winner Bank and 29ers on the inner course, unraveling in front of us as the wind picked up and caught the two fleets off guard.

After a conflab with Master of Ceromonies Tim Hancock, the wind had dissipated to 18 - 20 knots. However, as the B14s and Musto Skiffs launched the breeze kicked up to 37 mph. All boats that had not launched were held ashore but some had launched.

Amazingly all the damage was one bolt on a Musto Skiff but it had been a white knuckle ride. The B14s headed to shore and called it a day but the wind dropped to 25 knots and the smaller rigged Musto Skiffs completed 3 races and Laser 4000s two races.

The bar was calling and some responsible partying started during the late afternoon. Great evening as ever, but thick heads the result of the indulgence the following morning.

With breakfast over and 25 – 30 knot winds and rain, some called it a day after the first briefing at 10:00, but those that stayed on for the 12:00 briefing were treated to some great sailing.

HOLT Tide Ride 2008 - B14 -  Photoblink.co.uk?nid=49516  

So we eventually launched with a smaller fleet to engage is some close battles over 4 races. With black flag, 400 m. course with mid and leaward gates, it was going to be fast and furious with some boats hitting the tide. For the first timers, they were amazed and speechless when they got ashore, but did they have big smiles on their faces, you bet.

Race 1 and off the pin end of the very short line MJF/North Sails (UK) (Dave Hayes/Shaun Dwyer) and Acxiom (Mark Emmett/Allan Stuart) led to the left. Seavolution/Blue Marine (Mark Barnes/Pete Nicholson) crossed the sterns of the fleet and headed out to the right.

At the windward mark it was MJF/North Sails (UK) hounded by Seavolution/Blue Marine and Sailsport (Tony Blackmore/Charlotte Jones). Into the gybe and Seavolution/Blue Marine Rolled MJF/North Sails (UK), taking the lead. This they held over the next lap to the finish followed by MJF/North Sails (UK) and Acxiom.

Race 2 and all tramped into the pin. Seavolution/Blue Marine baled out but Acxiom and Sailsport were caught out. Steam Boat Willie (Richard Valentine/Simon West) and MJF North Sails (UK) and Mean Machine 00 (Barry Price/Al Storrer), got the best starts. However, it was the Anthill Mob (Tim Harrison/Johnny Radcliffe) that took the lead.

At the windward mark they led followed by a charging Seavolution/Blue Marine and Acxiom. The first two were to have a battle royal till the finish with Seavolution/Blue Marine having rolled the Anthill on the first run, just holding on as the two gybed into the finish. They were followed by Acxiom but the OCS so third went to MJF North Sails (UK).

Race 3 and again keenness was to do for the Mean Machine 00. The line was square and the fleet hit the line in line but Seavolution/Blue Marine crossed the sterns and headed out to the right and protected the middle of the course to take the lead but behind as in the last couple of races, a rael dogfight ensued. After the two laps, Seavolution/Blue Marine won from the Anthill Mob and MJF North Sails (UK).

HOLT Tide Ride 2008 - B14 -  Photoblink.co.uk?nid=49516  

So all scores were added up and they now represented 50% of the final score. Seavolution/Blue Marine led from MJF North Sails (UK) and Steam Boat Willie.

With the wind increasing to 19 – 20 knots, the course relayed, the spectacle was on. The fleet hit the line, full on with Seavolution/Blue Marine dipping the sterns and heading right away from the channel chased by MJF North Sails (UK). Heading to the left were Acxiom and the Anthill mob with the rest up the middle.

At the windward mark Seavolution/Blue Marine had pulled out on MJF North Sails (UK) who in turn were hounded by the Anthill Mob and Sailsport. On the run, Seavolution/Blue Marine pulled out to a lead but the chasing pack were no more than 10 boat lengths front to back with all up for grabs. The Anthill Mob and Mean Machine 00, hit the tide releasing the first three to chase down Seavolution/Blue Marine over the next two laps.

Unfortunately for them, They made hay and pulled away leaving the next three to fight it out for second. MJF North Sails (UK) and Acxiom had a real battle but and OCS did for the latter and MJF North Sails (UK) were second and second overall with Sailsport a well deserved third but with an OCS slipped to 4th with the Anthill Mob taking fourth in the race and 3rd overall.

So it was ashore on a rip roaring fly past the club to a prompt prize giving and tales to take away for another year.

A great event run by a team that is on the pulse and responsive to the competitors and individual boat needs. Roll on next year and hopefully better weather on the Saturday.

B14 - Overall Position - Helm - Crew - Club

1 Mark Barnes Peter Nicholson Whitstable YC/Brightlingsea SC
2 David Hayes Sean Dwyer Southport SC
3 Tim Harrison Jonny Ratcliffe HPYC
4 Tony Blackmore Charlotte Jones Starcross YC
5 Richard Valetine Simon West Aylesbury SC
6 Mark Emmett Allan Stuart RYA
7 Barry Price Al Storer King George SC
8 Stephen Hollingsworth Chris Murphy Restronguet SC
8 Will McGrath Harry Reece Starcross SC
8 Theo galyer Jack Spencer Emsworth Slipper SC
8 Geraldine Brown Leakster Fermor KYSC
8 Daniel Cowin Kathy Sherratt Ely SC
8 Mark Watts George Morris Weston SC
8 Chris Bines Dave Gibbons Brightlingsea SC
8 Chris Turner Phil Eltringham Tynemouth SC

Event website - www.hisc.co.uk

Images website - Tania Samus, www.photoblink.co.uk




by Mark Barnes

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=49516

7:57 PM Mon 6 Oct 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

10 Dec 2013  Abersoch Dinghy Week 2014 - Title sponsors announced
09 Dec 2013  OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
16 Jun 2013  PWA Catalunya World Cup - Celebrating 15 years of Costa Brava action
16 Jun 2013  Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild victorious in Lisbon
16 Jun 2013  Contender World Championship - 174 entries and still counting
16 Jun 2013  Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge – Day 2 in Porto Santo Stefano
16 Jun 2013  NYYC Annual Regatta – J sailing talent to take part
25 Apr 2013  Jorgen Svendsen retains OK Dinghy World 2013 number one ranking
07 Mar 2013  Finn Class partners Dinghy Academy to train next Olympians
03 Mar 2013  RYA Dinghy Show - Glanfield and Patience launch Rio 2016 campaign
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World





















Express 27 National Championship overall + Video by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,














America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do
Ronstan Bridge to Bridge 2014 - Images by Erik Simonson
Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team signs up
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 3
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2
PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3
America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner
Wake Park Triple Crown - Registration open for final stop
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini
Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team
OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash
East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng
Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
Helping boaters understand weather basics   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2   
Match 40s find the surface again + Video   
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi   
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director   
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition   
IFDS World Championship overall   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series   
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2   
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda   
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14   
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing   
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa   
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video   
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic   
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?   
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta   
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT